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reports coming up just ahead. >>> in other news, michelle obama will attend today's funeral for hadiya pendleton, the student was gunned down a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. cnn's athena jones has more. >> reporter: first lady michelle obama is returning to her hometown to attend a funeral of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. a bystander shot dead in a chicago park a week after she performed at the president's inauguration. vice president biden memorialized the young honor student in remarks to house democrats. >> this was no ordinary child. she was a child who had used social media urging her friends to speak out. don't join gangs. and now she's gone. >> pendleton was killed a mile from the first family's home in chicago. a city facing an epidemic of gun violence. it's an issue president obama has raised numerous times including in a speech after newtown. >> as a nation, we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. an elementary school in newtown, shopping mall in oregon, house of worship in wisconsin, a movie theater in colorado, count
giffords called on congress to enact tougher gun laws. >>> this weekend michelle obama attended the funeral for the 15-year-old chicago honor student who was gunned down just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. here's more on the service. >> reporter: the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heartbroken to learn of the passing and wanted to offer condolences. she did not speak, but she did meet before the service with friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was about 3 1/2 hours long and it included remarks from a long list of friends, classmates, teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional. let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: this service was also meant to be a celebration of her young life, this is a young woman excited to go to college one day, perhaps major in journalism or pharmacology. her parents sa
president, joe biden, is there, the first lady, michelle obama is there, president obama as i mentioned it going to speak in a couple of minutes. 3,000 people in the audience. 140 countries represented. it is described as a non-partisan event, and -- >> it's described as a non-partisan event. >> as i said described as a non-partisan event. explain to me, we'll take the president live as soon as he starts talking but what is the point of addressing this breakfast? >> it's interesting that he's doing this. historically this is a breakfast organized by conservative religious leaders every year. presidents have participated for a long time, every president has, usually speaks. >> the fellowship foundation, they're conservative. >> a conservative religious organization and it's important for government and religious leaders to have a dialogue but it's gotten dicey recently because this organization that organizes the breakfast has been linked to the promotion of anti-gay laws outside the u.s. especially in uganda. >> there's a political process as well that we're watching here, right? it's n
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? the first year was 2011 when minnesota congresswoman and eventual presidential candidate michele bachmann gave not the republican party response, but the tea party republican response to the republican response to president obama's state of the union while making meaningful eye contact with something other than the camera that was pointed at her. that was the first one. the year after that, the tea party republican response to the republican response to the state of the union was given by pizza company executive herman cain. >> and so i say in response on behalf of the tea party and citizens people across this country, with all due respect, mr. president, some of us are not stupid. the state of the union is not good. >> the hermanator, the response responses. less you think the 2012 election changed anything in republican party politics, in case all the anti-abortion legislation in the states has not been persuasive enough, in case the reelection of party chairman reince priebus by acclimation is not persuasive enough, in case the persistent efforts at the state level to make voting harde
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